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Graeme Auld is an associate professor at Carleton University in the School of Public Policy and Administration, with a cross-appointment in the Institute of Political Economy. He is a research fellow with the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation and a faculty associate at the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale University. His research focuses on comparative environmental politics and policy, global environmental governance, and the rise of private governance and authority. He is the author of Constructing Private Governance: The Rise and Evolution of Forest, Coffee, and Fisheries Certification (Yale University Press, 2014).

Karin Bäckstrand is a professor of environmental social science in the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University. Her primary research revolves around global environmental politics, the role of science in environmental decision-making, the politics of climate change and the democratic legitimacy of global governance. Her work has been published in Global Environmental Politics, the European Journal of International Relations, Global Environmental Change, Environmental Politics and the Journal of European Public Policy. She is co-editor (with Eva Lövbrand) of the Research Handbook of Climate Governance (Edward Elgar, 2015).

Cristina M. Balboa is an assistant professor at Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs, City University of New York. Her research incorporates international relations, comparative policy, and organization theory to demonstrate the relationship between an organization’s internal characteristics (e.g., structure, diversity) and its external accountability, legitimacy, and efficacy. Her publications include “How Successful Transnational NGOs Set Themselves Up for Failure on the Ground” in World Development (2014); “Policymaking in the Global Context: Training Students to Build Effective Strategic Partnerships” (with Deloffre, 2015) in the Journal of Public Affairs Education; and the Baruch Center for Nonprofit Strategy and Management report “International NGOs in New York City: A Comparative Study” (with Berman and Welton, 2015).

David J. Gordon is a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellow in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa, where he researches the power and politics of transnational climate governance and the role of cities as global governors. This work builds on doctoral research that explains how, and to what extent, global city networks are able to produce coordinated action and collective climate governance. His work has been published in Global Environmental Politics, Environment & Planning C, the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, and other publications. [End Page iii]

Lars H. Gulbrandsen is a research professor and Deputy Director of the Fridtjof Nansen Institute in Oslo, Norway, where he also directs the Global Environmental Governance and Law Program. He has published widely on the evolution of nonstate certification programs and is the author of Transnational Environmental Governance: The Emergence and Effects of the Certification of Forests and Fisheries (Edward Elgar, 2010). His most recent book is Linking EU Climate and Energy Policies: Policymaking, Implementation and Reform (Edward Elgar, 2016), with Jon Birger Skjærseth, Per Ove Eikeland, and Torbjørg Jevnaker.

Matthew Hoffmann is a professor of political science at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, and co-directs the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. His research and teaching focus on climate change politics, global governance, and complex systems. He is the author of Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto and a co-author on a recent collaborative book Transnational Climate Change Governance. His current research explores the development of political pathways to decarbonization.

Teresa Kramarz is an assistant professor of global affairs in the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Her work focuses on international organizations, environmental politics, accountability and the local/global relationship in the provision of environmental public goods. She has current and upcoming publications with the journals Environmental Policy and Governance, Review of Policy Research, as well as with Springer Publishing and the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition. She has worked for almost ten years with the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme on local, regional, and global sustainable development projects and initiatives.

Jonathan W. Kuyper is a research fellow at Stockholm University. He completed his PhD at Australian National University in 2012 and has held visiting researcher positions at the...


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